The Government Medical Officers Association warns of stern trade union action if the Ministry of Health attempts to reduce wages of health employees.
Media Spokesman of the GMOA Dr. Chamil Wijesinghe said they will engage in trade union action if such decisions reached are not withdrawn.
Dr. Wijesinghe said the GMOA convened an emergency Executive Committee meeting to discuss the recent development.
He questioned how such decisions were reached at a time that the Prime Minister, the former Minister of Finance, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka have assured that wages of state sector workers will not be curtailed.
Dr. Wijesinghe requested the Health Ministry and its officials and the Finance Ministry to refrain from engaging in such arbitrary actions.
Dr. Wijesinghe added that they hope to hold discussions in this regard with the Prime Minister, the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, and the Director-General of Health Services.
He said if a favourable response is not received they will resort to a strike action.